Birding Southeastern Arizona
August 2-12, 2010 (including 2 travel days)
For non-avian aspects of our trip, click here.
female Anna's Hummingbird
female Yellow Warbler
Other Perspectives on Species Already Showcased Above (in the order of the pictures):
Violet-crowned hummingbird in flight;
Anna's Hummingbird, male;
the showcased female from the back;
Three more female Anna's individuals:
mouth open; on a branch; at a feeder.
Magnificent Hummingbird hovering;
doing the hokey pokey.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird male;
male Broad-tailed; I take the red cast under the bill on this Broad-tailed male to be an artifact of the photo.
Black-chinned Hummingbird hovering;
back view; I think these three are male Black-chinneds too:
female Black-chinned and male Broad-billed eye an incoming Broad-billed.
Broad-billed Hummingbird male;
Black-chinned and Broad-billed Hummingbirds in action;
Broad-billed Hummingbird, full frontal;
Broad-billed Hummingbird at the Paton home in Patagonia, AZ.
The bill looks really broad from this angle;
Broad-billed Hummingbird and Lesser Goldfinch;
Broad-billed Hummingbird inside a structure that impedes bats from sucking the feeder dry overnight. Here's a picture from elsewhere on the web of bats doing just that.
White-eared Hummingbird at Beatty's;
White-eared from the back.
Blue-throated Hummingbird taken on a stroll around Portal as light waned;
On your mark,...
get set,... go!
Hooded Oriole's plumage changes from orange to yellow in August;
Pyrrhuloxia in Dave Jasper's yard near the Portal thicket;
Mexican Jay in Mary Jo Ballator's yard;
Mexican Jays on Arizona vegetation;
another Mexican Jay.
Northern Cardinals in Arizona have bigger bills
and crests, than, say, this Cardinal I photographed in MA in 2010.
Black-headed Grosbeak at a feeder at the Walker House in Paradise, AZ;
male on a tree trunk;
Cactus Wren, the Arizona State Bird.
Curve-billed Thrasher: we got this specie early and often;
on the ground.
Brown-crested Flycatcher on the grounds of the Desert Museum near Tucson; Same bird taken with my Bushnell binocular camera, one of its better efforts.
Gila Woodpecker on a cactus;
Exiting the frame.
Acorn Woodpecker on a feeder in Ramsey Canyon;
Acorn Woodpecker on a tree, back view;
Is that an ACORN?;
Acorn Woodpeckers have done a number on this telephone pole;
Acorn Woodpecker (9") atop a utility pole; I used this picture, and pictures of other known-sized species on utility poles, like Swainson's Hawk (19"), Red-tailed Hawks (19"), and Kingbirds, to size Ravens on those same types of poles. Chihuahuan Ravens (19.5") and Common Ravens (24") are distinguishable by size.
We had our first one in suburban Tucson our first afternoon, our last Gambel's Quail on our last evening in AZ, with many sightings in between.
Turkey chick: At first glimpse I thought I had a quail, but then I was enchanted to see its siblings and mother.
Avocet and Phalaropes near Wilcox, AZ.
A Sampling of Other Bird Species Sighted (in taxonomic order):
I made a very small video of Wilson's Phalaropes making their characteristic circular motions at "Lake Cochise" near the Wilcox, AZ golf course. I uploaded this video to
Birds on cactus:
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